Overview - 2019/2020
If you'd like a job where you can make sure that your customers go home happy, then the Hairstylist Apprenticeship might be for you. The program is designed to give students the skills necessary to pursue an exciting and rewarding career as a professional hair stylist.
As part of a supportive and nurturing environment, you'll learn the essentials of the hair stylist profession, with classes in cutting and styling, hair colour and lightening, facials and makeup, and chemical texture services. When you graduate, you will have completed all of the classroom hours necessary for your trade certificate.
Central to the program is the apprenticeship component where you'll be able to work on real clients. As an apprentice, you'll receive workplace-based training under the direction of experienced workers who can help you increase your earning power and expand your knowledge of the industry. After complete your apprenticeship and graduate, can expect to gain employment in hair salons, spas, and/or start your own business if you possess the entrepreneurial spirit. If you're eager to get started as a hairstylist, the Apprenticeship program can help you on your way.
Admission Requirements - 2019/2020OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
- A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
- A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
- An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
- Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation
- Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
Applicant Selection CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Level 1 SFTY-1032 Health & Safety-Level 1 2 Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate safe working practices in the workplace and be able to perform sanitisation procedures according to related health legislation. BUSI-1085 Salon Functions-Level 1 3 Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to perform routine salon functions by communicating with clients, colleagues and co-workers. AEST-1036 Hair & Scalp-Level 1 1 Upon successful completion of this course apprentices will be able to perform a scalp and head massage. The student will be able to perform a shampoo service, analysis the scalp and hair and recommend products for a salon service or for a home maintenance package. In addition, apprentices will be able to recognize common scalp and hair disorder and recommend appropriate treatments. Students will also have knowledge and pratical experience in wet and thermal curl placement and styling. AEST-1037 Hair Cutting & Styling-Level 1 5 Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to set and creatively style a client's hair using a variety of styling tools. They will also be able to recommend a haircut and style based on a client's profile and hair texture. The student will be able to perform a basic cut for women, men and children to meet the client's specifications. AEST-1038 Chemical Texture Services-Level 1 3 Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to perform proper hair analysis for a chemical texture service. They will be able to explain and describe the physical and chemical actions that take place during permanent waving. Apprentices will be able to perform a basic permanent wave following manufacturer's directions. AEST-1039 Colour & Lightening Hair-Level 1 4 Upon successful completion of Level 1 Colour and Lightening Hair the apprentice will be able to apply to consult with a client and do simple colour formulations to meet clients expectations. They will be able to apply a temporary, semi permanent or permanent colour to the hair to either remove natural or artificial pigment. Apprentices will also be able to lighten, tone or do a bilevel colour or highlight using a variety of basic techniques. Level 2 SFTY-3008 Health & Safety-Level 2 1 Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate continuing knowledge in government legislation including MOL, JHSA, WCB as well as WHMIS and a complete understanding of MSDS and its relation to the workplace. Safe working practices and knowledge of cleaning, sanitation, disinfection and infection control will be established. Students will also have an understanding of personal safety (including harassment), injury reporting, and recognizing emergency situations. BUSI-3024 Salon Functions-Level 2 3 Upon successful completion of Level 2 Salon Function Course, apprentices will be able to perform routine salon functions by communicating with clients, colleagues, co workers while managing front financial transactions. Student will be able to select and describe the Salon Business. AEST-3011 Hair & Scalp-Level 2 1 Upon successful completion of this course the apprentice will be able to provide scalp and hair treatments. They will be able to describe and recognize common disorders of the hair and scalp as well as be able to perform a basic manicure. Apprentices will be introduced to facial waxing as well as a basic facial. AEST-3012 Hair Cutting & Styling-Level 2 6 Upon successful completion of this course the student will reliably demonstrate basic barbering techniques including fades, tapers, and clipper haircuts using a variety of tools according to the needs and expectations of the client. They will also start to cultivate an understanding of disconnected cuts and perform high and low elevation haircuts. In addition, the student will demonstrate the ability to perform specialized techniques such as braiding, dreading, finger waves and pin curls. They will also have knowledge in the fitting of wigs and hair additions. AEST-3013 Chemical Texture Services-Level 2 2 Upon successful completion of this course, the student will know how to design curls and relaxing methods for additional advanced perm techniques including free style, spiral, root and weave perms. They will understand a soft curl procedure as well as how to use and recommend various thio, hydroxide and smoothing techniques. They will be able to recommend, design, and execute all the necessary stages in CTS to meet their clients specific needs. They will be able to create a variety of natural, bridal, and avant-garde up dos to achieve textural styles with movement and design. AEST-3014 Colour & Lightening Hair-Level 2 4 Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to select and apply a colour to the level desired. The apprentice will also be able to lighten, tone, highlight, and lowlight hair or remove artificial pigment to the level of colour desired, as well as being able to perform practical solutions for basic and advanced colour correction.
Careers - 2019/2020
Career OpportunitiesGraduates can expect to gain employment in hair salons, spas and/or start their own business on completion of their apprenticeship practical hours.
More Information - 2019/2020A 48-Week Ontario College Diploma ProgramProgram Code: HAS1W
Campus Code: WC (WC - Woodstock)
16 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactWoodstock/Oxford Regional Campus: 519-421-0144
Program DescriptionThe Hair Stylist program is designed to give the students the skills necessary to become professional hair stylists. Graduates of the program will have completed all of the classroom hours necessary for their trade certificate. Graduates will also have the information and skills necessary to start their own business upon completion of their apprenticeship practicals.
- The Hair Stylist program is offered over three consecutive 16 week levels. Students entering the program in September will complete the program in August and students entering the program in January will complete the program in December. Students should plan to be in the program for 12 consecutive months.